anything." "never in her life did besse cooper ever have a driver's license. so, she never got over this bridge that was named after her just outside her hometown here in georgia. she did, though, at one point drive. during a license. and the only car she ever drove? the model was 68 years old, and she said she wanted to start drive because she lived in car, of course. but, we we thought she was too old. man, she was young. besse cooper died peacefully december 4th, 2012. went, and it was like she she looked beautiful." "what would you say people could learn from her?" "i think to be positive, in all aspects. her philosophy would get you ahead. be truthful, and honest." george howell. cnn, monroe, georgia.